What should you give a single mom for Mother’s Day?

What should you give a single mom for Mother’s Day?

The best gift to give a single mom is the gift of time. There are several ways you can help a single mom celebrate Mother’s Day: Offer to babysit: One of the best ways to help a single mom on Mother’s Day is to offer to babysit her children for a few...

We need you!

to help us celebrate Mother’s Day!! JOIN US on May 7 for our Mommy & Me tea and dance. Single moms deserve to be celebrated. But too often, their children are too young to make it happen. That’s where you come in!! What can you do? So glad you asked....
Prevention or Treatment?

Prevention or Treatment?

Prevention or treatment? Which is better? When it comes to healthcare, both are needed. But what about poverty? Does poverty early in childhood affect a child’s long-term well-being? The answer, according to research, is ‘Yes!’ Poverty early in life...
What do you do all day?

What do you do all day?

What do you do all day? Has anyone ever asked you that? Regardless of whether I was home with six children or am home working with single moms, I get asked that question. And I guess my answer now is the same as my answer was back then. I help my clients (kids, in the...
Thanksgiving Baskets

Thanksgiving Baskets

It’s November!! The holiday season will soon be upon us! (Thanksgiving is 13 days away!) Holiday traditions. Holiday family time. Are they part of who you are and what your family does? Family time is an important part of the Hope for Single Moms program. Parents will...
Minimum-wage doesn’t pay the bills!

Minimum-wage doesn’t pay the bills!

Everyone wants children to thrive; but for half of the children of single moms, that isn’t going to happen. This was true prior to the pandemic. It is even more true now. More children are living in poverty, are hungry and as a result, can’t focus on school. Many...
Why should you care?

Why should you care?

Why should I care? It’s a question I often get. Why should you care about helping single moms? Because you care about people, about children, about building strong families, and about your community. If you have children or grandchildren in daycare, then you are aware...
Internships!

Internships!

We’re growing! And that’s a good thing! Hope for Single Moms is grateful the West Michigan community is embracing the needs of single mom families and taking action. Thank you! We are excited about hiring three interns. The interns will receive training in many areas...
Back to School!?!

Back to School!?!

It’s July and believe it or not, we’re halfway through summer! While you may not be thinking about getting your kids ready to go back to school, we are at Hope for Single Moms. Back to school means school clothes and shoes, backpacks and all the school supplies they...
Raising Boys

Raising Boys

Do you celebrate Father’s Day? If you answered, yes, then what is it about your dad that makes you want to celebrate him? If you’re a single mom, do your children celebrate Father’s Day with their dad? Or, if your children’s father died or is out of the picture, what...